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Cities can guide #SmartSkills investment

Cities can guide #SmartSkills investment

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century and cities have a crucial role to play in equipping people with the right skills. Mayors, city politicians, EU policy makers and representatives from stakeholder organizations meet in Rotterdam today to debate the role of cities in skills development.  Johanna Rolland, mayor of Nantes and […]

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Juncker’s investment package ‘still misses a strong social dimension’

Juncker’s investment package ‘still misses a strong social dimension’

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s presentation of his €315 billion ‘Jobs, Growth and Investment Package’ to the European Parliament [Nov 26], Social Platform warns that the European Social Model will not survive unless a serious commitment is made to invest in ambitious and integrated social policies. Despite Juncker’s previous assurances that he would support […]

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An appetite for the future: FoodDrinkEurope and the European Federation of  Food Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) launch youth  apprenticeships pledge

An appetite for the future: FoodDrinkEurope and the European Federation of Food Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) launch youth apprenticeships pledge

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

FoodDrinkEurope, together with its social partner, the European  Federation of Food Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT), has launched an industry  pledge to encourage high quality apprenticeships and traineeships in food and drink  manufacturing companies across Europe. This joint initiative was presented to MEPs at an  event in the European Parliament earlier today.  With this […]

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Commission says OECD findings confirm importance of investment in education for EU growth and jobs

Commission says OECD findings confirm importance of investment in education for EU growth and jobs

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission welcomes the launch today (9 September)  of Education at a Glance 2014, the annual report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the state of play and challenges faced by national education systems. It highlights the growing importance of investment in education for future growth and employment in the EU and […]

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Education and training is not up to the job, say quarter of Europeans in survey

Education and training is not up to the job, say quarter of Europeans in survey

A new Eurobarometer survey on the ‘European Area of Skills and Qualifications’ (Special Eurobarometer 417) shows also that around a quarter (23%) of EU citizens feel that their education or training has not provided them with the skills to find a job in line with their qualifications. While over half of the respondents (56%) think […]

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Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (20-21 May)

Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (20-21 May)

What can be done to make the teaching profession more attractive? Which city will be officially designated as European Capital of Culture in 2018? How can the European Union encourage entrepreneurship among young people? What are the EU’s priorities for sport? These and many more topics will be discussed at the Education, Youth, Culture and […]

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